Everton continue to be busy in the January transfer window, even though there appears to be little activity with the senior squad. Under-23s striker Boris Mathis, who joined the club this last summer from Metz in France, has gone out on loan to League One side Northampton Town for the rest of the season.
Mathis, has been part of the youth side at the Blues but is yet to make an appearance for any of the Toffee teams in competition after scoring a couple of times in preseason friendlies. The forward will be charged with helping the Cobblers climb away from danger as they find themselves on the fringes of a relegation battle to League Two.
We are pleased to confirm the signing of striker Boris Mathis from Everton on loan for the remainder of the season. #WelcomeBoris ✍️ pic.twitter.com/YuXQqERyZc— Northampton Town (@ntfc) January 29, 2018
The move could get the 20-year-old some much needed playing time after he failed to make the squad for a single one of the Under-23s Premier League 2 fixtures.
Cobblers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was excited to make the club’s eighth signing this transfer window -
“We are pleased to bring Boris in on loan. He has trained with us for a few days and so he already feels at home. Boris is a striker with pace and a lot of technical ability, he is highly rated by Everton and we are pleased to welcome him in to the squad.
“We think we have had a very positive transfer window so far and January’s results have been very encouraging. We continue to talk to some targets to improve the squad further which we hope to get over the line before the deadline, so everyone is continuing to work hard.”
Here’s wishing Mathis all the best, and hopefully he comes back to the Blues a better player.